MINI PIZZA POTATO SKINS

INGREDIENTS

8 baby potatoes, about the size of a golf ball (chat, new or salad potatoes)
2 tbsp olive oil, or oil spray
½ cup pizza sauce, preferably homemade (see notes)
1 cup grated melting cheese
48 pieces mini pepperoni slices (see notes)
Finely chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)

Directions

1 Preheat oven to 220C/430F.
2 Prick each potato 2 to 3 times with a fork. Spread them out evenly around the edge of the microwave turntable (or in a circle for microwaves without a turntable). Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Turn potatoes over then microwave for a further 2 minutes, or until just cooked. Remove from microwave.
3 Cut each potato in half, then use a teaspoon to scoop the filling out, leaving a thin layer of potato.
4 Place the potatoes on a baking tray, skin side up.
5 Brush with olive oil (or spray) then sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
6 Bake skins for 10 minutes or until the skin is browned and a bit crispy.
7 Turn the grill (broiler) on.
8 Flip the potato skins over so the bowl side is facing up.
9 Fill each potato skin with about 1½ tsp of pizza sauce, then top with grated cheese.
10 Place 2 to 3 pepperoni’s on each, then place under the grill (broiler) for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the pepperoni is just starting to brown.
11 Sprinkle with parsley, if using, and serve immediately.

SmartPoints value : 5

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